I join my close personal friend Killer Mike in paying tribute to Herman Cain, who died yesterday at the entirely too young age of 74, from Corona.
He was an inspiration to many, and probably my second favorite black conservative behind Clarence Thomas. I only hesitate to say because I’ve yet to put together an official list.
The thing I appreciated most about Herman Cain, and one of the few things I knew about him, is that he was once CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.
I’ve long felt that more black people should hold leadership positions within fast food organizations, aside from Shift Leader. I mean, since we’ve done so much to keep them in business over the years. I’ve personally done more than my fair share.
I’d suggest boycotting fast food restaurants, but then what would we eat? You can only eat but so much Chinese food before you begin to suffer from Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, an actual disease listed on the National Institutes of Health website.
There was a time when black people seemed like we were on our way in the fast food industry. In the 1990s, a young brother named Calvin started out mopping floors at McDonald’s, and the next thing you know he was a franchisee, like Rick Ross and Shaquille O'Neal.
Later, McDonald’s had a black CEO. I think they had to get rid of him because a lot of black people stopped going to McDonald’s after they took the double cheeseburger off the dollar menu and replaced it with a double cheeseburger with only one slice of cheese. Pshaw! And I don’t even think you can get that for a dollar anymore.
But I digress.
I first became familiar with Herman Cain when he ran for president in 2012. People forget that he was an early front-runner in that year’s Republican primary, and he may have won the nomination if he hadn’t been accused of sexual harassment.
I don’t know anything at all about this accusation, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was false. Party insiders may have paid some floozy to kneecap him, fearing the prospect of an all-black presidential election.
With a white nominee, at least there was still hope—even if Herman Cain would have done better than Mitt Romney in the general election. He may have robbed Obama of a few black male voters the same way Trump did Hillary in ‘16, resulting in straight black men being declared the white men of black people. (I’ll bee dat…)
Herman Cain had a tax plan called the 9-9-9 plan, which involved dropping the income tax rate to 9% regardless of how much money you make. It didn’t make sense to me how the government could tax people so little and still function, but Cain claimed to have done the math. This was backed up by the fact that he was once the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Most banks won’t even give a black man a loan. Herman Cain was placed in charge of the whole bank. Imagine how trustworthy you have to be, as a black man, to be placed in charge of an entire bank. I shudder to think what he had to do.
At the very least, he probably gave loans to fewer black people than a white guy in the same position would have, to demonstrate his trustworthiness to the people who really run the banks, i.e. the Rothschild family. No Jay Electronica.
So yeah, there were good things and bad things about Herman Cain.
In 2012, it seemed ridiculous that so many Republicans were seriously considering him for president. But then four years later the same people nominated and then elected Donald Trump. If only they hadn’t sicced that hoo-er on Herman Cain. That would have been one hell of an election.
Cain contracted Corona after attending a Trump rally in Tulsa with no mask on. He must have thought he was Future. Common sense would dictate that if there’s only one elderly black guy in a room with 20,000 white people, during Corona, there’s basically no way he doesn’t die of Corona.
But at least he gave his life for a cause he believed in, i.e. white supremacy.
Take it easy on yourself,